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Community Action Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Individuals, and IHEs
to Improve the Lives of Girls and Women

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Deadline Date:

12/01/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, individuals, funding source branches and affiliates, and universities to encourage girls to study engineering and physical science in college. Funding is intended to promote these professions to females prior to their entering college.

Applicants should be prepared to explain how the project will reach underserved audiences, build connections with diverse individuals and organizations, and have sustainability after the grant period ends.

Funds are available for, but not limited to, project-related expense categories, including:

  • Postage, mailing, shipping.
  • Photocopying, duplicating.
  • Office supplies.
  • Audiovisual materials.
  • Project-related telephone costs.
  • Professional fees or honoraria for speakers or special consultants.
  • Equipment purchases.
  • Meals, food, beverages, or lodging for camps or related activities.
  • Temporary, hourly clerical help.
  • Lease of facilities (does not include permanent office space).
  • Advertising, publicity, graphic design.
  • Transportation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175529

Estimated Size of Grant:

$3,000-$10,000.

Transportation should be no more than one-third of grant request; $0.545 per mile for auto expenses.

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022: One-year grant period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- Applicants must be individuals, AAUW branches, AAUW state organizations, or local community-based nonprofit organizations (including universities).
- Nonprofit organizations and universities must be based in the United States or its territories.
- Organizations (including universities) must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. AAUW branch and state applicants must have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status.
- Proposals from AAUW branches or states must be approved and signed by the branch or state president.
- Proposals from local community-based nonprofit organizations must be approved and signed by the organization’s executive director.

Members of the AAUW Board of Directors, committees, panels, task forces and staff, including current interns, are not eligible to apply for AAUW’s fellowships and grants.

Funds are not available for the following:
- Salaries or stipends for project directors or permanent positions
- Tuition
- Higher education scholarships for students and participants
- Building funds, construction, or renovations
- Travel expenses for activities not within the scope of the project
- Overhead or general operating expenses for any organization or nonprofit organization
- Personal expenses, shelter, or life, medical, and health insurance
- Previous expenditures, deficits, or loans
- Creating or providing grants to other organizations
- Copyright or attorney fees
- Fundraising activities

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for AAUW Community Action Grants are open August 1–December 1. Applicants must pass the eligibility quiz to be reviewed ty the selection panel.

Timeline:
- December 1, 2020: Deadline for online submission of application and supporting documents
- April 15, 2021: Notification of decisions emailed to applicants. AAUW is not able to honor requests for earlier notification.
- July 1, 2021: Grant period begins

When a deadline or notification date falls on a weekend, the date will be observed on the following business day.

Previous Community Action Grant awardees must wait three application cycles before applying for another grant and may not apply for duplicate funding.

Additional information: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application: https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fAAUW

For questions or technical support, please email aauw@applyists.com.

AAUW
1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.785.7700
Fax: 202.872.1425
TDD: 202.785.7777

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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